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Expert Rings Phumdi Alarm For Loktak

The proliferation of phumdis have led to reduced water holding capacity, deterioration of water quality, interference in navigation, declined power generation capacity and fallen overall aesthetic value of the lake. SHILLONG, Feb. 2: The world’s only floating sanctuary on the Loktak Lake in Manipur... 

PM Awards Churachandpur For MGNREGA Feat

The Churachandpur district delegation led by Deputy Commissioner Jacintha Lazarus at the MGNREGA Sammelan. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. LAMKA, Feb 2: The State’s largest district, Churachandpur today scripted a historic feat as it received the coveted award for initiative in MGNREGA administration... 

Konthoujam By-Election, Election Commission Announces More Strictures

IMPHAL, Feb 1: The Election Commission has announced that candidates contesting in the Konthoujam A/C by-election should not use more than three vehicles. On the other hand, following establishment of several monitoring teams, the Commission has started screening of the candidates and their electioneering... 

Migratory Birds On The Wane

A member of the survey team (inset) tries to capture images of migratory birds. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Feb 2: There has been a significant decline in the number of migratory birds coming to Loktak Lake this year. The exact rate of decline, however, may be known in the next couple of days. Under... 

Vigilance Proposes Audit On PMGY Fund Use

IMPHAL, Feb 2: Suspecting misappropriation of a huge amount of fund from the School Education Department’s Prime Minister Grameen Yojana (PMGY) sanctioned for construction of school buildings and toilet complexes in 2004-05, the Vigilance Commission has recommended audit of the local fund. A highly... 
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Kom Tribes On The Path Of Cultural Revival

Champion boxer Mary Kom belongs to the Kom Tribe of Manipur. IMPHAL, Feb 2: Although almost all Kom tribes are Christians, a handful of this tribesmen living in Khoirentak village in Churachandpur district have resolved to revive their indigenous culture and tradition which they forsook when they adopted... 

Bangalore In Solidarity With Irom Sharmila

IMPHAL, Feb 2: A six-day campaign in solidarity with Irom Chanu Sharmila is underway at Bangalore. Initiated by different civil organizations in the context of completion of 10 years of her fast over the demand to repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958, the campaign would conclude tomorrow. Human... 

Wetlands Day Observed

IMPHAL, Feb 2: Pledges to preserve and protect the Loktak Lake marked the 40th World Wetlands Day observance held today at moral Guidance School, Komlakhong. Under the sponsorship of Environment and Ecology Wing (Govt of Manipur), the observance function was co-hosted by Indian national Trust for Art... 

CARE Adopts 101 Children

IMPHAL, Feb 2: With the help of the people, CARE Ukhrul has been literally acting as surrogate parent to 101 children living with HIV in Ukhrul district by providing educational and nutritional support. Out of the 101 children, 58 lost their mothers and are being looked after by their fathers only. 39... 

Churachandpur In The Throes Of Water Woes

NEW DELHI, Feb 2: With celebrations of Christmas and New Year over, common citizens in Churachandpur district were once again reminded of the water woes that the whole district is perpetually facing and which will be at its worst as the summer sets in. Back in midsummer 2009, the thirst for water led...